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Resources Area Goes Live

Our resources area goes live!

We are rather excited to announce that our resources area has now been set live as a permanent feature, for all to use and enjoy! Our resources area was one of our scheduled projects for 2020, and thanks to a (not so) gentle nudge from COVID-19 has been released a little earlier than expected.

This area of the Local Offer is a place that families can rely on for up-to-date, practical support and guidance, regarding any stage of their child's development. We will work hard to make sure that our resources area will continue to grow and evolve with our families' needs.

Go and explore...

Our resources area is full to the brim with usable documents, websites, apps and printable materials for families and professionals to explore, you can find things like:

  • Activity sheets provided by the Specific Learning Difficulties team to help children progress in key areas including writing, memory, numbers and spelling.
  • Practical help for children who are struggling with their mental health.
  • Lots of fun ideas for your children to do independently or as a family at home to encourage them to explore and use their imagination.
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Finding digital solutions to life's offline challenges

After speaking to both families and professionals about what they wanted to see on the Local Offer, it became clear that the website was lacking a kind of ‘digital library’ that could house all kinds of practical support. It became our mission to build this webpage, keeping in mind the fact that every young person with SEND across Hertfordshire has a unique set of needs that must be celebrated and provided for.


Responding to feedback

In order to cater for everybody’s needs and do so in a clear and organised way, we worked closely with parents like you to find out what families needed from this webpage. You told us amongst other things that you wanted to see:

  • Sleep, behaviour, eating, coping strategies.
  • Visual Learning Resources.
  • Visuals to help my child understand how they feel.
  • Activities ideas for evenings/ holidays.

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The build

After pinning down exactly what should be featured on the webpage, our next job was to begin to understand how best to display this information. We went back to our families and asked just that! You told us that you needed the page to work around your busy lifestyles, be easy to navigate and include information that is quick to read. The result, a super handy filter tool that should help anybody using the page find exactly what they need.

Help us, help you by letting us know what you would like to see.

Cookies

Like many other websites, we place small information files called 'cookies' on your computer.

Why do we use cookies?

To remember your settings, for example your language and location. This means you don’t have to keep entering these details when you visit a new page.

To find out how you use the site to help us update and improve it.

How do I change my cookie settings?

You can change the settings of your web browser so that it won’t accept cookies. For more information visit AboutCookies.org.

But, doing this may stop you from using some of the online features and services on this website. 

Cookies we use

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Required functionality cookies – these cookies are essential for the website to work.

Performance and feature cookies – these cookies help to improve the performance and feel of this website, for example providing you with personalised services.


Take a look at a list of cookies we use on our website:

NameTypeHow we use itHow long we use the information for

ASP.Net_Sessions

 

Required functionality

An automatic cookie set by our software. 

Just for the time you are on our website.

ServerID

 

Required functionality

An automatic cookie set by our software. 

Just for the time you are on our website.

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Required functionality

To track the effectiveness of our website using Google Analytics. 

2 years

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Performance and feature

To save the pages that you visit by clicking the heart at the top of the page. 

1 month

geoPostcode

Performance and feature

This stores your postcode (or partial postcode) when we ask you for your location.

Just for the time you are on our website or 30 days (you choose this).

geoCoordinates

Performance and feature

This stores your location as a pair of latitude / longitude coordinates.

Just for the time you are on our website or 30 days (you choose this).

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Performance and feature

This keeps a history of all answers submitted to the ready reckoner.

This is set in the control for each ready reckoner. If you haven't interacted with the ready reckoner for the set amount of days, the cookies are deleted.

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Performance and feature

This keeps a history of what content cards are clicked on when using the ready reckoner.

This is set in the control for each ready reckoner. If you haven't interacted with the ready reckoner for the set amount of days, the cookies are deleted.

SQ_SYSTEM_SESSION

Required functionality

This used to track user sessions on forms hosted on eservices.hertfordshire.gov.uk

Just for the time you are on our website.


Third party cookies

There are links and content from other sites and services on our website. These sites and services set their own cookies.

Below are a list of cookies that the other sites and services use:

Service namePurposeMore information

Google analytics (_utma/b/c/z)

These are used to compile reports for us on how people use this site.

Cookies of the same names are also used for the same purpose by other websites such as Building FuturesCountryside Management Service and Hertfordshire LIS.

Visit the Google Analytics website for more information about the cookies they use.

You can prevent data from being collected and used by Google Analytics by installing Google's Opt-out Browser Add-on.

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This cookie is used to remember which language to translate each page into if you have chosen to do so.

It expires at the end of your browser session.

Bing

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Google

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HotJar

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